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Superset Me at Dendy

By 2 March 2012

[ 15 March 2012; ]

The following has drifted over my desk and looks interesting:

Local boy, Dan Widdowson is touring his amazing documentary ‘Superset Me’; the no-holds-barred story of his 3 month journey into the always interesting world of bodybuilding. Canberrans are lucky enough to have the first look at his movie and Dan will be there in person to [...]

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! Returns to the Phoenix

By 2 March 2012

[ 14 March 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

Poetry is the new rock and roll. If you want to rock out at the poets BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! at the Phoenix is a great place to start. This from Facebook:



and that means we want your words in the Phoenix

AND YOU [...]

Corinbank consolation party at the Polish Club


[ 2 March 2012; ]

Get your gumboots out, all is not lost.

While we mourn the loss of Corinbank 2012 to the foul weather there’s still something to do on Friday night.

The Polish White Eagle Club in O’Connor is going to be playing host to the orphaned artists (musical, performing, visual) this Friday night.

More details to follow.

UPDATE 01/03/12 14:42:

This in [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 2 March 2012


[ 2 March 2012 to 4 March 2012. ]

As the dark pall of a postponed Corinbank washes over us the question becomes, what to do in Canberra with a wet weekend you’ve completely cleared the schedule for?

Suggestions of things to see and do in the comments please.

Sport for Women Day 2012

By 29 February 2012

[ 4 March 2012; ] Free festival aimed at celebrating healthy, active and balanced lifestyles with a fun filled day for the whole family.


By 29 February 2012

[ 29 February 2012 to 30 June 2012. ]

FOYER GALLERY, National Film and Sound Archive
McCoy Circuit, Acton

Blizzards, radio waves, penguins, gramophone records and fi lm makers, this exhibition celebrates 100 years of Australian Antarctic Expeditions and the anniversary of Sir Douglas Mawson’s 1911-1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition.

Come to the Healthy Neighbourhoods Expo:  Under One Roof

By 22 February 2012

[ 4 March 2012 at 10:00 am; ]

Sunday 4 March at Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton Street, Cook 10.00 am – 2.00 pm  There is no charge for a performance by Warehouse Circus at 10.00 am, facepainting for children, sausage sandwiches, tea and coffee. 

Come and have your questions about fences, trees, noise, planning, the law, community connection, and many others answered by [...]

The goths march back North

By 21 February 2012

[ 10 March 2012 at 9:00 pm; ]

If you’ve been missing the chance to dance to Rammstein we have the happy news from facebook that Chrome has ended its southside flirtation and is taking possession of the Poseidon Room at the Civic Hellenic Club:

Chrome is BACK!

The Poseidon room at the Hellenic Club in CIVC will be putting us up for the night!

Entry [...]

Scooter giveaway for St Paddy’s bash. What could possibly go wrong

By 20 February 2012

[ 15 March 2012 at 12:00 pm; ] Undaunted by an Octoberfest linked to a fatality the ANU Bar is pushing for an early St Patricks day party at which they’ll be giving away a real working motor scooter:

Come celebrate St Patrick’s Day with us at ANU Bar on March 15th. The event kicks off at 12 noon and runs well into the [...]


By 20 February 2012

[ 1 March 2012 to 10 March 2012. ] “In A Band, It’s Always A Drama”

DATES: Thurs 1st, Fri 2nd, Sat 3rd, Thurs 8th, Fri 9th, Sat 10th March 2012
TIME: 7:30 pm
Show length: 2 hours with 20mins interval
Tickets: $28 ($22 concession or groups of 5+or Impro ACT members)
Street Two – The Street Theatre (15 Childers St, Canberra City West)
Book on 6247 1223 or

This [...]

All you need to know about Skyfire 2012

By 20 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 17 March 2012; ]

Like it or not Skyfire is going to happen on 17 March.

FM104 has all the details you could possibly want about this landmark event on the Canberra calendar.

For those unfamiliar with AntiSocialFifteenYearOldFire here’s our slideshow from last year:

Get Buck’d Off!

By 20 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 March 2012 to 20 March 2012. ]

Bucking broncos and daring cowboys are set to steal the show at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre this March.

Buck’d Off is local photographer Grace Costa’s first solo photography exhibition and showcases a collection of 16 adrenalin filled images taken at rodeos around Canberra, Queanbeyan, Yass and Bungendore.

From bucking broncos and charging bulls, Ms Costa’s carefully selected [...]

CARMBA Clothing Swap

By 17 February 2012


CARMBA is busy planning the next Children’s Clothing Swap (venue TBA). Last year’s event was an enormous success, with over 4000 items donated, and a large number of members taking home excellent quality ‘new-to-you’ clothes for their children.

2012 is promising to be BIGGER AND BETTER. CARMBA has left over [...]

Calling all Canberra photographers!

By 13 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 31 March 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]

Its official , Saturday 31st March 2012, Australian nationwide mobile photography photo walk & Canberra photo walk

Calling ALL Australian photographers. At 7am (AEDT) there will be an official Google+ photo walk in capital city, and some regional cities all over Australia. The event will receive national coverage from Channel7′s Weekend Sunrise program and will feature every half hour photo’s [...]

Canberra Festival kicking off for 2012

By 13 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 2 March 2012 to 18 March 2012. ]

With the Multicultural Festival retreating as a happy blur in our memories Andrew Barr has launched the Canberra Festival which will run in the first half of March.

Today I launched the 2012 Canberra Festival, a diverse ’I7-day program featuring more than 50 events to celebrate our city’s birthday.

This year’s Festival will be the [...]

gallery@bcs presents La Petite Mort, A debut exhibition of paintings by Imogen McKenzie

By 10 February 2012

[ 21 February 2012 to 9 March 2012. ]

This has come across my desk and looks worthwhile:

A debut exhibition of paintings by Imogen McKenzie

Imogen McKenzie is a Canberra based artist who explores the nature of addiction through the medium of abstract expressionism. With a background in drug abuse and recovery, she derives her inspiration from the endless cycle of chaos through [...]

The Universe Revealed @ the Street Theatre

By 9 February 2012

[ 10 March 2012; ] The Universe Revealed is a unique experience that takes you on a journey revealing  nothing less than how the universe came to be and how life began on Earth. World class speakers deliver up-to-the-minute knowledge of the universe, the solar system and life on earth with a series of presentations covering diverse fields. The sequential [...]

All Ford Day

By 2 February 2012

[ 18 March 2012; ]

If for no other reason than we love a really good poster.


See Questacon in a different light!

By 1 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 2 March 2012 to 10 March 2012. ]

As part of the ENLIGHTEN festival over four nights Questacon — The National Science and Technology is offering exclusive after hours performances and talks. Tickets are priced from $10-$15 and are available for purchase through Ticketek.

Friday 2 March
8-10 pm
Music Today – How do you play it that way?
Top Australian DJ/Producer Tom Piper Ministry of Sound [...]

Tharwa Village 150th Birthday Picnic Markets

By 26 January 2012

[ 17 March 2012 to 18 March 2012. ] Tharwa village celebrated 150 years of existence last weekend, and the community is set to celebrate in March – a luncheon on the historic (and beautifully restored) Tharwa bridge on Saturday March 17th, and a family Picnic Markets under the bridge and on the “Common”  on Sunday 18th.

Entertainment, local artisans at work, quality produce [...]

Belco Flicks IV – Reconciliation

By 11 January 2012

[ 7 March 2012; ] If you want to check out some Australian short films, Belco Flicks IV will be screening on the evening of Wednesday March 7, 2012 at the Theatre@BCS to coincide with the launch of Belconnen Community Service’s inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan. Films included in the program will in some way express or explore the theme [...]

Behind the Lines at Museum of Australian Democracy

By 15 December 2011

[ 14 December 2011 to 29 March 2012. ]

The annual exhibit of political cartoons, Behind the Lines, opened yesterday at MAD.

This exhibition celebrates Australia’s wonderful tradition of political cartooning. Published in newspapers, journals and online, cartoons are part of the public record of a nation’s political life. Each cartoon is a snapshot of the major events and personalities of the last year. [...]

From Chris Isaak to Clare Bowditch, Enlighten trims down

By 9 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 2 March 2012; 3 March 2012; 9 March 2012; 10 March 2012; ]

The Enlighten festival website has been launched for the 2012 event.

In stark contrast to last year they’re downplaying the performers and there has been no helicopter arrival by ageing rock stars.

This is probably a good move. One suspects people will come for the lights and some good music as much as to see well past [...]

Impressions at the Portrait Gallery

By 25 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 25 November 2011 to 4 March 2012. ]

The National Portrait Gallery has announced their new exhibition: Impressions: Painting light and life.

At what point does an artist’s ‘impression’ of colour, light and form become a work sufficiently finished to show to someone else? At what point does an ‘impression’ of a certain look on a certain face become a portrait of a [...]

King O’Malley at CMAG

By 28 October 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 29 October 2011 to 4 March 2012. ]

If not for King O’Malley we could all be in Deniliquin right now.

So it should be of some interest that the titan of Federation politics is getting his first museum exhibition, at the Canberra Museum and Gallery.

Few politicians in Australia’s history have been as colourful, and none so enigmatic, as King O’Malley. O’Malley [...]

10 Centuries of manuscripts at the National Library. Handwritten

By 26 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 26 November 2011 to 18 March 2012. ]

There’s very little on the National Library’s website about this yet but Andrew Barr has announced that he’s spending $200,000 promoting a pretty amazing sounding exhibition of handwritten manuscripts at the National Library:

The Handwritten: Ten Centuries of Manuscript – Treasures from Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin exhibition will feature manuscripts, letters, sketches and musical scores handwritten [...]

It’s the Renaisance for the summer blockbuster at the NGA

By 30 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 9 December 2011 to 9 April 2012. ]

The National Gallery has unveiled its big summer series and it’s the works of the Accademia Carrara.

This unique exhibition offers audiences an unparalleled chance to see Early and High Renaissance paintings by some of the greatest European artists. Raphael, Botticelli, Bellini and Titian are represented among an amazing gamut of talent and creative splendour. More [...]

Out of the West exhibition at the National Gallery


[ 8 July 2011 to 1 April 2012. ]

The National Gallery have announced their next exhibition “Out of the West”:

Out of the West is the first survey exhibition outside Western Australia to present a large sample of artists from the past to the present from Western Australia. It takes a unique look at the art from Western Australia from pre-settlement until today.

The works [...]

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